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Incline The Valkyria Chronicles Thread

Discussion in 'jRPG Weeaboo Discussion' started by Vaarna_Aarne, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. abnaxus Arcane

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    Finally a playable Valkyria... and it completely sucks. Destroying entire battalions during cutscenes but not even able to oneshot a turret during actual gameplay.

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  2. Morality Games Arcane Patron

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    Imca is much better.

    Proof if any were needed that technology is great and nothing beats a good blaster at your side.
     
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  3. abnaxus Arcane

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    Valkyria is occasionally useful but should be more powerful considering how costly it is to use.

    brb Imca instagibbing ten mooks

    brb Imca oneshotting a tank from the front
     
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  4. abnaxus Arcane

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    Game sure is a drag to finish. How many times do you need to blow up the same Calamity Raven stooges?
     
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  5. abnaxus Arcane

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    at least Riela has a yuge rack
     
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  6. SCO Arcane In My Safe Space

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    Imca is basically the keystone of several missions on that game (but there is variety too, shielder missions are tricky too and the characters with movement refresh abilities are very useful) because of her extreme glass cannon-ness. I remember a particular one where to get max Rank (it's a complete failure to get less on these games) you need to stop at exactly the right place on the middle of a plain to one-shot the max number of tanks. It makes for 'interesting' missions when the OCD of completeness compels you to re-class Imca to scout (-ATK power) for the class capstones.

    Ahhh. Good game. I like how it refined the formula, and how the system encourages blitzes.

    Metal Gear Acid 1 and 2 are also interesting PSP tactical games if you're looking for another thing slightly different from the cargo cult. Don't be discouraged by the cardgame facade, you can heavily stack the deck on that... literally.

    Growlanser 4 is basically 'weeb baldur's gate' (RtwP) ... but with better encounter design (or more diverse objectives). Yes, i know, it's unbelievable.

    Gungnir is completely fucking unique in combat system and i don't even want to try to explain it, but it's quite refreshing if you learn the system and are sick of FFT or disgaea clones.

    Wildarms XF... is a FFT clone with more permissive multiclassing. It's quite a difficult game at first, but then you unlock some classes and get some units and the difficulty plummets - unfortunately, because the encounter design is nothing special and the 'mission objectives' are boring 'always kill everything' (and the story is abyssal).

    Jeanne D'Arc is a even more traditional FFT clone, and easy too. But very well polished production, and you can laugh at Japanese interpretation of Jeanne and the 100 years war (many Japanese are apparently a bit of french-weebs).

    These last two games have the 'fatal' difficulty flaw of having abilities or classes that get more actions if you kill enemies iirc. Good for feeling like a boss clearing the enemies on 'turn 1' but nothing as satisfying as doing the same on VC3 because of a good tactical plan and efficiency executing it.
     
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  8. flyingjohn Arcane

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    Incoming moba loot box baesd games exclusive to ios and pachinko.
     
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  9. abnaxus Arcane

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    Finished 3. Got really burnt out the last few chapters - coming from 2 I had accepted the level repetition as a platform limitation yet final two chapters added destroying radiators combined with endless enemy reinforcements. To top it all the boss dude in the final level was literally immune to all damage and spent his time running around recapturing bases and summoning endless elite reinforcements.

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    I feel like the devs wanted to end it at Chapter 19 but then added another chapter just to make Squad 422's contribution to the war as significant as Squad 7. Both basically stop a weapon of mass destruction.

    Picked Riela as waifu and her ending was nice (didn't like Imca ending when I looked it up on Jootoob).

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    I like how Killer Granny caught the bouquet at the end, considering how she also had ended up firing the last round in the game for me.

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    Guess I'll rate somewhere between :3/5: and :4/5:
     
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  10. SCO Arcane In My Safe Space

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    These games do have a lot of map repetition, especially if you do optional missions.

    However, i liked how they threw in small modifications everytime, it's nothing as dull as Darkest Dungeon in spite of that being much more random in layout (which i just played) - can't really compare the games, but really a 3d environment beats the pants off a 2d map layout where you just go 'forward', so even the repetition is a tier or two above.
    Handcrafted maps that a designer is familiar with multiple paths and organic movement will beat boring 'random' maps with no options everytime i guess.

    I liked how you started thinking of the maps as Arenas after a while and got better at using movement capabilities to reduce elapsed turns. It's always pretty fun to bypass every enemy, conquer a enemy rally point on turn 1, defend against attempts to reconquer it and kill the attackers and win the mission on turn 1.
     
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  11. TigerKnee Prophet

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    Valkyria Chronicles 4 announced (Release Date: 2018)
     
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  12. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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    They finally make another non-mobile Valkyria Chronicles game and it's not launching on PC even though the unexpectedly high PC sales of the first is likely the reason why it's even happening. :hmmm:

    Sega's been incredibly dumb since Sonic Mania with Denuvo so I'm not entirely shocked by this. Maybe a delayed release will mean no Denuvo.
     
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  13. abnaxus Arcane

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    Looks like kiddie chit tbh
     
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  14. WhiskeyWolf RPG Codex Polish Car Thief Patron

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    They will fuck it up.
     
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  15. Martius Liturgist

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    I would want to believe only reason for that is this being announcement for Japan market. Maybe we will hear anything about pc version with english trailer (or maybe not since Revolution was on xbox, who knows).
     
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  16. BreadGrill Literate

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    It's just a timed console exclusive most likely, to milk impatient people. I remember wanting a sequel set in the Federation vs Empire front years ago and suddenly here we go, even after Revolution sold poorly. Also DOGGY MEDICS :shittydog:

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  17. abnaxus Arcane

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    DOGE MEDICS

    also lel at the Darcsen with the chitty trigger discipline pointing his gun straight at not-Welkin
     
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  18. Rahdulan Arcane Patron

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    That's way too much accessorizing clutter for a supposed military outfit, but at least it's not high school nonsense from VC2. Story remains to be seen.
     
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  19. karoliner Savant

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    Aww shit snow maps!
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    All it needs to be GOTY 2018 is a mission were you get to gas some darcsen.
     
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  20. SCO Arcane In My Safe Space

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    That dog is a photoshop joke right? Right!?
     
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  21. flyingjohn Arcane

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    So they refuse to release the game on a platform designed for strategy games(pc) and put it on a platform designed for fps and western games(xbox).
    Idiots.
     
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  22. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Maybe they switched PC port effort to the Switch.
     
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  23. Rahdulan Arcane Patron

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    It's just a classic case of double dipping. Delay the PC version because you know some people will buy the game twice eventually.
     
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  24. BreadGrill Literate

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    LAUNDRY DOGE

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  25. flyingjohn Arcane

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    I have a feeling the original sales on steam came from people new to the franchise and not people already owning the game.
    And double dipping when the game is on every single console already usually doesn't work.
     
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